Draft genome sequences for Canadian isolates of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp.brasiliense with weak virulence on potato.

Li, X., Yuan, K., Cullis, J., Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., and De Boer, S.H. (2015). "Draft genome sequences for Canadian isolates of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp.brasiliense with weak virulence on potato.", Genome Announcements, 3(2: e00240-00215), pp. 1-2. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00240-15  Access to full text

Abstract

Pectobacterium carotovurum subsp. brasiliense causes soft rot and blackleg diseases on potato. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of three weakly virulent P. carotovurum subsp. brasiliense strains isolated in Canada. Analysis of these genome sequences will help to pinpoint differences in virulence among P. carotovurum subsp. brasiliense strains from tropical/subtropical and temperate regions, such as Canada and United States. A small number of key factors for adaptation to this bacterium's specific environmental niche were also evaluated.

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